elmobob wrote:I hope Nissan decides to add the ability to precondition the battery (aka bring it up to optimal battery temperature) while plugged in. In cold weather below 25F I manage only about 40 miles on a full charge before I hit LBW. Also having little or no regen in winter really sucks.
More importently a 12Kw charger! I wouldn't buy one with out a larger charger bad enough it takes 4H when cold out to charge the 24Kw pack, like hell I'll sit around 8+ waiting for it to charge!!!
Larger charger then bigger battery!
That would require a 60A breaker, not so likely in most homes nor a good choice for an automake. 9kw would be the max likely and that would do a full charge in about 5 hours, same as the RAV4
No it wouldn't
I said charger not evse.
Standard 40 amp 240 is fine in the home, time is not an issue here, it is the on road L2, here in Canada most every one is 70 to 90 amps.
A 12kw capable charger would make the current 24Kwh pack super use full. 1H top ups would give a significant range boost out on the road, and for full charges be 2 to 3 h (Factoring in balancing) with a 48KWh pack it becomes required to get any use full range extensions for the mileage most would want.
At home a standard 6Kw unit would be, well standard, as at home you tend to be, well, at home for the night making the 6kw more then adequate.
Adding to the fact I stated that the smallest L2 in Canada universally are no less then 70AMp (Average being 80 to 90A) (I'd wager it is true in the states as well) the 12Kw capable charger is perfectly logical in preceding a larger battery.
2013 SV Leaf, Level 2 charger, so far all works great! 130Km daily, 100% charge at night on 240 then trickle charge for 8H durring the day on 120v.
Level 2 charge starts at 130am environmental starts at 6am to 25c for a toasty warm defrosted car!